Corticelli Home Needlework Manual

Corticelli Home Needlework Manual
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Originally published in the end of the 19th century, Corticelli Home Needlework Manual provides the best collection of 70 embroidery designs from some of the best needleworkers and designers for home decoration at that time, and features 17 colored plates being the only accurate reproductions of embroidery in natural colors ever published by then.

Book Excerpt:

In the endeavor to make this book larger and better than any previous edition we have called to our aid some of the best needleworkers and designers in this country, and the result is that we have the choicest collection of embroidery designs for home decoration it has ever been our privilege to present... undoubtedly many of our readers will prefer to embroider their patterns, taking advantage of this opportunity to study the treatment these well known authorities furnish for their special designs.

Special attention is called to the Corticelli Colored Plates... Aside from their beauty they will be found of great value to every needleworkers, as they show not only the correct shading of each flower, but also the length and direction of the stitches.

We show several very attractive designs for knitted fancy tops for golf and bicycle stockings, and the rules given are from practical patterns knit from wool and silk.

Contents Covered:

  • Introduction
  • Hints upon the Selection of Material
  • To Wash Embroidered Linens
  • The Size of Needle to Use
  • Silk Required to Work a Piece of Given Size
  • Points for Beginners
  • Embroidery Stitches – Described and Illustrated
    • Long and Short Stitches
    • Satin Stitches
    • Couching Stitches
    • Outline Stitches
    • Wound Stitches
    • Buttonhole Stitches
    • Chain Stitches
    • Darning Stitches
    • Fancy Stitches
  • Centerpieces and Doilies
  • Photograph Frames
  • Initials and Monograms
  • Tea Cloths, Tray Cloths and Bureau Scarfs
  • Bicycle and Golf Stockings
  • Caution in Washing Art Embroideries
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 117
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 25.3 MB
Product Code COR8XJJK69
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